Many 1sts for gymnasts at Salina

By Amber Potter
February 13, 2018

SALINA — The McPherson Gymnastics Club traveled to Salina for the 2018 Winter Wonderland gymnastics meet on Jan. 27-28.

 The meet was hosted by Salina X-treme. There were competitors from Concordia, Dodge City, Garden City, Hutchinson, Inman, Salina, Wamego, Colorado, Oklahoma and our own local team. This meet was for Levels 1 through Open Optional Division. The girls all participated in both team and individual competition.

The Level 7 team was second, the Level 3 team was third and Level 4 was fifth. There were a number of strong individual finishes at all levels and age groups.

Starting with Level 2 Age 7, Averie Church took home 1s​t on Floor with a score of 9.3, 2nd​ on Beam, 5th​ on Bars and Beam and placed 2nd​ in the All-Around. 

Avah Parkins competed in Level 2 Age 7B and placed 2nd ​on Floor, 4t​h​ on Beam, 5th ​on Vault, 6th​ on Bars, and 5th ​place in the All-Around.

For Level 2 Age 9D, Harper Rierson placed 2nd​ on Bars, 3r​d​ on Vault, 4th​ on Floor, 6t​h​ on Beam and 2nd in the All-Around. Also competing in Level 2 Age 9D, Audrey Weimer took home 1st​ on Beam with a score of 9.3, 3r​d​ on Bars, 5t​h​ on Floor, and 6th ​on Vault and 3rd ​in the All-Around.

Level 2 Age 12, Amelia Lawrenz took home 2nd​ on Vault, 4th​ on Bars, 5th​ on Beam and Floor, and 5th in the All-Around.

In Level 3 Age 10A, Lilly Robinson placed 2nd​ on Bars, 3r​d on Vault and 5t​h ​in the All- Around.

In Level 3 Age 11B, Dolly Rodriguez took home 1st ​on Vault with a score of 9.4, 2nd ​on Beam, 3rd​ on Vault and 3rd ​in the All-Around. Also competing in Level 3 Age 11B, Kiara Heizelman placed placed 4t​h​ on Floor, 5t​h​ on Bars and 6th in All-Around.

​Stella Robinson competed in the Level 3 Age 12, and took home 1st ​on Vault with a score of 9.0, 1st ​on Beam with a score of 9.2 and 1s​t ​on Floor with a score of 9.5, 3rd​ on Vault and 1s​t ​in the All-Around with a combined score of 36.4.

In Level 4 Age 11-12, Aislyn Soukup took home 1st ​on Beam with a score of 9.35, 2nd on Floor, 3r​d​ place on Bars and 2nd ​in the All-Around.

In Level 4 Age 13-14, Alex Henry placed 4t​h​ on Vault and Floor, and 5th ​in the All-Around. Abbey Paulsen also competed in Level 4 Age 13-14, and placed 3rd​ on Bars and 6t​h ​in the All-Around.

In the Level Platinum Age 14-15, Allanah Austin placed 6t​h​ in the All Around. In Level Platinum Age 16-18, Hannah McGowan placed 2nd​ on Vault and Bars, 3rd​ on Beam and Floor, and 3r​d​ in the All-Around.

Andi Buschbom competed in Level 7 Age 10-11, she took home 1st​ on Bars with a score of 8.9, 4th​ on Vault, Beam and Floor, and 4th​ in the All-Around. In Level 7 Age 12-13, Amber Smith placed 4t​h​ on Vault, Bars,Beam and Floor, and 4t​h​ in the All-Around.

In Level 7 Age 14-16, Larissa Queen took 2n​d​ place on Vault, Bars, Beam, and Floor and placed 2n-d​ in the All-Around.

In Level Open Optional All Ages, Hannah Wuertz placed 1s​t​ on Vault with a score of 8.0, Bars with a score of 7.1, and on Floor with a score of 8.0, and 1st​ in the All Around.


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